Fiona Dobie studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and the Royal College of Music. She won many prizes and scholarships at both colleges, was a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Competition and the French Song Prize winner in the s’Hertogenbosch International Singing Competition.
A wide-ranging solo career followed, performing with conductors such as Sir Roger Norrington and Sir Simon Rattle, song recitals with Malcolm Martineau, principal roles with Glyndebourne on Tour, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Opera North as well as broadcasts and festivals in Europe and USA.
Alongside singing, Fiona began teaching over thirty years ago, and for the past ten years has been an associate teacher of international New York-based vocal pedagogue, David Jones. She has given workshops at The Royal College of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and also adjudicated song competitions for Trinity Laban. She has taught on Oxford Lieder Festival’s Mastercourse for postgraduate students and was a vocal tutor for several years for the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) came into her life by seeming chance around six years ago, and she is now an advanced practitioner. Last summer she gave ‘EFT as a self-help tool’ presentations in Sally Burgess’s Summer school for singers and also for AOTOS (Association of Teachers of Singing) in their 2015 summer conference.